Gold, July–August 2019: Margery Hirschey’s Orpheus Line and More



CAN'T-MISS COLLECTION Awe & Order Margery Hirschey’s new Orpheus collection takes inspiration from the playful geometries of the Bauhaus school—which viewed mythical poet Orpheus as the embodiment of the ability to create order from chaos. The handmade, recycled 18k yellow gold earrings have several movable sections, though longer drop styles (sold individually) feature a hidden mechanism that stabilizes the designs. Hirschey also cites the work of seminal abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky as an influence. As a little girl, the designer saw a Kandinsky retrospective at the Guggenheim, and she tells JCK, “I think those images were burned into my brain forever.” (From top) 18k yellow gold earrings with 4.58 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,000; 18k yellow gold stud earrings with two 2 mm diamonds, $1,800; single 18k yellow gold earring with a 0.26 ct. ruby,
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